Derek “Rick” Carson

March 09, 1949 ‒ November 01, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Derek “Rick” Carson, age 66, of Mount Vernon, OH, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the Country Court Nursing Home after a long fight with cancer. He was born on March 9, 1949 in Patterson, NJ to William and Florence (Dyke) Carson.

Rick was a veteran of the US Navy and was proud of his service to our country. He was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr., race.  Rick was an Ohio State University football fan, enjoyed drag racing and knew everyone that went out to Pacemakers race track.  In his younger years, he loved to fish, golf and bowl.

Rick is survived by his children, Brandy (Jason Sparks) Carson, Sandra Adkins, Elaine “Missy” Carson, Kim McFarland and Derek (Sarah) Carson Jr; grandchildren, Jaelyn, George, Katie, C.J., Elley, Ellis, Tucker, Zandria and Derek III.

Besides his parents, Rick is preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Carson, a son, Donald W. Carson and brother, Donald E. Carson.

In honoring Rick’s wishes a celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Derek “Rick” Carson.